Published : Oct 22, 2012
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Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
Tools such as Pallet offer a compelling approach to environment creation and management through declarative provisioning. Usually, this is accomplished by declaring your environment topology - a number of instances, OS, network configuration and applications - using a DSL, and then creating the entire environment automatically via a commandline tool. This approach differs in the decoupling of instance creation and application provision, and in the addition of the ability to declare dependencies between domain-specific application-level services over multiple boxes.